Chris Smalling after Man United winner vs City

Paul Pogba makes massive claim about Manchester derby

Not losing

Paul Pogba has explained how he felt about Manchester United losing to Man City – and possibly allowing Pep Guardiola’s men to win the title at the same time.

He made it very clear pride was a huge factor in United’s second half comeback, and that he knew that the club didn’t want to look like idiots and upset their own fans either.

“To be honest, I didn’t want to lose against City,” the midfielder told Sky Sports.

“Last year, I still have it in my mind. Played at City, if they win they are champions against Manchester United. For all the fans it would be like death.

“To lose against Manchester City and to see them celebrate in their own stadium, I couldn’t let this happen, to be honest. I mean at half-time when we are in the dressing room we said, ‘We have nothing to lose, let’s go, please keep believing, let’s make it’.”

Chris Smalling after Man United winner vs City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Chris Smalling of Manchester United celebrates scoring his side’s third goal with Paul Pogba during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Doubt

There’s not just been doubt over the future of Paul Pogba at United since his falling out with Jose Mourinho – there have even been reports linking the player to Manchester City.

After Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola claimed that Pogba had been offered to City during the January window, things exploded but it seems that the player has told United fans to think of nothing but him at the club, Mourinho has joked his value has now gone up anyway and things may well be settled between the manager and player – though quite if United will want to do business with Raiola again remains to be seen.

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